Sunday, December 7, 2014

Kootenay 3 Spokane 2

From Chris Wahl ...
Levi Cable's game-winner seven minutes into the third period helped the Kootenay ICE to a fourth consecutive win, 3-2 over the Spokane Chiefs Saturday in Washington state.

Cable jammed home a loose puck in front of the Spokane goal to break a 2-2 tie as the ICE won its 13th game in the last 15 outings.

Kootenay started brightly Saturday, going ahead 2-0 inside the first four minutes of the game on goals from Tim Bozon and Sam Reinhart. The Chiefs replied before the end of the opening frame on a two-man advantage thanks to captain Jason Fram.

Fram, who scored all three of Spokane's goals in the weekend home-and-home set, added a second tally Saturday late in the second period to send the two teams to the intermission knotted at 2-2.

Cable became the fourth ICE skater (Jaedon Descheneau, Luke Philp and Bozon) to reach 10 goals this season with his third-period winner.

Wyatt Hoflin made 34 saves to record his 15th win of the season, while Tyson Verhelst stopped 22 of 23 shots in relief of Spokane starter Garret Hughson.

Reinhart extended his point streak to 13 games while Descheneau now has at least a point in 12 consecutive games. Bozon's goal helped him up his point streak to six games.

Zak Zborosky also had two assists for Kootenay.

UP NEXT: the ICE wraps up its two-game swing through eastern Washington Sunday at Tri-City. Game time is 6:00.